Safety Tips and Information
You CAN Ride a Motorcycle » Making the decision
You'll know when decision time is near. I don't have to tell
you here. One day, you see motorcycles only in the background.
You view some riders as irresponsible, riding noisy machines
that only serve to awaken you from a sound sleep. Darn those
bikers! Then suddenly on the next day, it's as if a new window
has opened and all you can see through it is the motorcycle
of your dreams and all you want to do is get on that machine
and ride off over the next hill and never return. What a transformation!
Use the Motorcycles Forums
There are a lot of articles and features on this site that
beginning riders will find useful. Many of these will be pointed
out to you as you continue reading this article. It's easy
to get overwhelmed by the amount of information available
For the time being, just try to finish this article (all five
parts) and then pursue other information later on. After you
read all five parts of this article, I highly recommend that
you visit our Motorcycles Forums for further advice. Our forum
has been in existence for more than five years and we attract
the most experienced and competent riders from around the
world. We get thousands of visitors every day and often have
as many as 300-500 messages posted each day. We have special
topics setup for Beginners and for Safety matters.
In our Motorcycles Forums, we get many people seeking help
in learning to ride a motorcycle. Usually they come into the
forum having been "bitten by the bug" and want advice on buying
a sportbike as their first bike. We try to set them straight
and turn their thinking around. They need to first take a
training class offered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation
(MSF). Then they need to get a cheap bike to learn on for
six months to a year. Then they can think about getting that
sportbike or other model.